Pictures Of You
When Jacob pulls Bella out of the water after she jumps off the cliffs in La Push, she has amnesia. She doesn't remember anything except what people tell her. So when she finds an old picture that brings back a faint memory from the back of her mind, everything begins to change. I have this story almost finished so I will try and update every other week. I mostly need ideas so if anyone has any, please review and let me know what ideas you have when you read the story!
I got the idea for this story from a dream. It was crazy, I woke up at 3 in the morning with this story in my brain. I hope you enjoy it! =-]
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I felt the rocks jamming into my back as water spewed out of my mouth. I opened my eyes and saw a man sitting looking at me.
"Bells, you're okay!" He said enthusiastically even thought he looked like he was on the verge of tears. He hugged me.
I looked around. The man saw the confusion in my eyes.
"Bella, are you alright?"He asked, his voice getting higher and higher with worry.
"Who is Bella?" I asked, "and, who am I, and who are you?" I was confused beyond belief. At my words I saw all color drain from the man's face. He looked as though he had never seen sunlight. All the happiness form the minute before had disappeared without a trace.
"You are Bella; do you really not remember anything?" He asked me, speaking in a decibel that was growing ever higher.
"No," I said "I have no idea why I'm here or why I'm wet or who you are. Obviously I'm still able to talk and breathe, but I don't remember much beyond that."
He grew even paler, if that was possible. I felt horrible, I knew I was the reason for him being here and his sadness, I just couldn't remember why I had come here in the first place. Although, I wasn't even sure where ‘here' was.
"I'm Jacob Black," he said slowly, sounding as if he was weighing each word. His face almost looked hopeful for a moment, he must have been hoping something would click in my brain, and my eyes would light up, and my brain would whirr back to a start, and I would remember everything. I continued to stare blankly back at him and his face fell. "I have been your friend for years. And you are Isabella Swan, but you hate being called Isabella so you ask everyone to call you Bella. I'm going to take you home to your father, Charlie."
He helped me into a car. I wasn't sure if it was his or mine. It was a red Chevy Truck. The engine roared to life as I thought about what he had told me. Names of people whose faces I wouldn't be able to remember. I knew so little and my brain was already working overtime to process it all. What else didn't I know?
I walked into school talking to Angela. Just one week until graduation. As we discussed the Trigonometry homework, my cell phone began to ring. It was Jake.
I answered the call, "Hi Jake."
"What's wrong?" I asked, noticing the tension in his voice.
"It's Billy," he replied grimly after a long pause. "I'm at the hospital with him, he just had a stroke."
"I'll be there in ten minutes." I said turning around to go back the way I had come from. Angela looked confused but followed.
"Bells, you don't have to..."
"Yes I do, I'll be right there, bye." I said, hanging up without waiting for a response.
Angela looked at me quizzically.
"Billy just had a stroke. I'm going to the hospital to meet Jake."
I ran to my car, leaving Angela looking horror-struck on the sidewalk.
"Billy Black, please" I said to the women at the front desk of the hospital, clicking my tongue impatiently.
"Are you family" She asked me in an irritated voice.
"I'm his daughter-in-law." I lied slyly.
"Shouldn't you be in school or something?" She sneered, looking down at me over the top of her glasses.
"I'm on break," I said, getting angrier with every word. "Can't you just tell me where the room is?"
"Room 412, the elevators are that way, around the corner." She snapped, going back to her computer.
"Thank you." I said in a sarcastic, mock sweet voice. The elevator was closing as I got to it.
"Hold the elevator please!" I yelled down the hallway. I hand shot between the closing doors and they began to re-open.
"Sure," a voice from behind the doors replied. As his face into view, it looked shocked and disbelieving. "Bella?" the voice asked, amazed.
"Yes, I'm Bella, who are you?" I said, feeling stupid that I didn't know this beautiful man. You think a perfect face like his would be hard to forget.
"Um, you don't remember me?" He asked, sounding surprised.
"No, I'm sorry. When was the last time we met?" I asked, racking my brains to find a name to go with Mr. Perfect.
"About two years ago." He replied in a voice that sounded almost automatic.
"That explains it," I said, feeling more confident. "I had an accident a year or so ago and I got amnesia. So, who are you?"
"Oh, just a person who used to go to school with you," he said, strolling ut of the elevator as the door as they opened on his floor.
"Wait, I..." I was cut off as the elevator doors shut. I was extremely confused, but I had learned to deal with that since the accident. The elevator doors opened once again and I ran out, almost colliding with a passing nurse. "Sorry!" I yelled over my shoulder as he picked himself up off the floor. 410,411,412! I thought, sprinting down the hall.
I walked in the door and immediately saw Jake. He stood up from the chair next to the hospital bed and crossed the bed in two long strides.
"How is he?" I asked as Jake leaned down and kissed me. I walked over to the hospital bed.
"Don't talk about me like I'm dead." Billy said grumpily, hugging me.
"Hi Billy," I said, laughing. "How do you feel?" I asked him.
"I JUST HAD A STROKE! HOW DO YOU THINK I FEEL?" He yelled, I knew he was faking because, even thought his lips were scowling, his eyes dance happily.
"Alright, alright," a nurse walking in to change Billy's bed linens said, she turned to me. "If you are going to continually upset the patient, I going to have to ask you to leave." She said angrily.
Part of her job must be to yell at people. I thought. When she left, Billy, Jake and I began laughing heartily.
"I had to come and make sure you were okay. I actually got pulled over for running a red light. It was one of Charlie's friends though. He let me off with a warning and said he'd tell Charlie to come down to the hospital." I informed the two of them. "I need to call the school and tell them that I will be gone all day." I whispered to Jake. He nodded and I walked out into the hall and dialed the office number. While I was on hold, I heard Billy and Jake talking.
"Where is it? Do you have it?" I heard Billy ask Jake in a hushed whisper.
"It's right here dad, everything's fine." He replied in the same tone.
As I pondered what they were talking about, I heard a click and an irritated, nasally voice say "Hello?"
"Hi," I said as sweetly as I could manage. "This is Bella Swan, there is a family emergency and I just called to tell you I am going to be absent all day."
"Alright," the voce replied. "Thank you, have a nice day." She said in a very unconvincing voice. I'm sure high school attendance secretary was not a job ANYONE would purposely sign up for. I'm sure pleasant was a word no longer in her vocabulary.
I walked back into the hospital room and my cell phone began to ring. I recognized the number and answered. "Hi Dad," I said into the phone.
"Hi Bells, I just wanted to let you know I am going to leave soon, but it will be about an hour before I get there."
"Okay dad," I replied. "I'll see you then, I love you, bye."
"Love you too, bye." He said. I heard a click.
"What'd the chief say?" Billy asked as I slid my phone back into the pocket of my jeans.
"He's going to be here in about one hour." Jake had sat down again on the seat next to the hospital bed. I looked around and saw that it was the only chair. I sat down on Jake's lap.
A few minutes later, my stomach began to rumble. I stood up and said "I'm going to go grab a bite to eat, Jake, do you want to come?" I asked.
"Sure," he said, grabbing his raincoat as I reached for my umbrella.
We got in an elevator and rode slowly downward in silence. It reminded me of my only too odd ride in this very same elevator earlier. The strange man was not here this time, though. Just me and Jake. We exited the front doors and walked to the diner. We split a pizza and talked about graduation the following week. We walked back to the hospital, Jake's arm around my waist, my head on his shoulder. My cell phone chose a very inconvenient ring; I stopped walking and regretfully pulled away.
"Hey Ang," I answered, some-what irritated.
"Hey I just called to see how Billy was." She said, sounding extremely nervous.
"He was fine when we left; Jake and I just finished lunch." I replied.
"Oh good, I'm so glad." She said, letting out her held breath. "Okay, I'll let you get back to your boyfriend." She said, and then hung up.
"Goodbye to you too, Angela," I snickered. "Hey Jake, we should probably get back if we are going to meet my dad." I said over my shoulder.
"Alright, in just a minute," he said quietly.
I turned around to see him kneeling on the ground.
"Isabella Marie Swan," he said, pulling a box out of his pocket and flipping it open to reveal a gorgeous ring. "Will you marry me?"